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Message from the ANMS President

John W. Wiley, MD 

The Recorder

The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society Newsletter

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Joint Education Standards Help GI & Hepatology Training Programs Meet Accreditation Requirements

A team of representatives from five gastroenterology and hepatology societies have created a toolbox designed to help gastroenterology training directors meet the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Internal Medicine Subspecialty Reporting Milestones requirements while training fellows to independently care for patients. Thirteen core tasks, known as "entrustable professional activities," or EPAs, have been identified that define the work of gastroenterologists and hepatologists. A toolbox for each task includes, among other things, specific behavioral objectives related to knowledge, skills and attitudes; identification of the key reporting milestones needed to achieve mastery; and suggested assessments to gauge progress. 

The project was developed in response to the new twice-yearly reporting milestones requirement - a key component of the Next Accreditation System. This new outcomes-based accreditation system for graduate medical education programs takes affect for gastroenterology on July 1, 2014. Submission of the first reporting milestones report for GI fellowship training programs are due to ACGME between November and Dec. 31, 2014. 

This toolbox is the creation of the Oversight Working Network (OWN), which is a committee made up of representatives from the AGA Institute, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), receiving support from colleagues from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and the GI Program Directors Caucus. 

The white paper describing the project and approach, which was generated by the OWN Committee will be on our journal¿s website and the toolbox will be the OWN website:

View the press release.

ANMS Clinical Training Program

The American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society provides for trainees advanced clinical training in neurogastroenterology and GI motility at centers of excellence. For further information see the ANMS Clinical Training Program brochure and the other links in the gray box to the left.

ANMS will be hosting a one-day Clinical Course August 28, 2015


10th Postgraduate Course on Gastrointestinal Motility and Neurogastroenterology in Clinical Practice

Date: Friday, August 28, 2015
Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, (USA)
Further information click here

Following the ANMS Clinical Course will be the 2015 James W. Freston Conference — A Renaissance in the Understanding and Management of IBS sponsored by the AGA Institute, Lin Chang and Margaret Heitkemper, Course Directors. 

Meeting Date: August 29-30, 2015
Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, (USA)
Further information: 

Patient Education Brochures

Patient Education Brochures

The Clinical Practice and Education Committees have developed over 12 patient education brochures on common topics such as constipation, gastroparesis, GERD, IBS, etc and on common procedures such as esophageal/anorectal manometry, pH testing or biofeedback therapy that will be extremely beneficial to patients. Given that there is misinformation and poor understanding of these conditions, and very little authoritative information on these topics or procedures, these brochures should fill a much-needed void for our patients. They can be purchased for a nominal fee. To view the topics and place your order go to the Brochure / Handout Order Form.

Our Journal

Our Journal

Neurogastroenterology and Motility is the official journal of the American Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society. Access your free content via the Members’ Only area of this website.

Submit to the journal here. Access author instructions here. For Society eNewsletters see here. See the journal homepage on Wiley Online Library here, where you will find an array of features, including Special Collections of material, information on how to sign up for electronic tables of contents, editorial contact details and Disclosure statements. All content is free to access on Wiley Online Library 18 months after first online publication. The journal operates an open access policy.